Of Breath and Sound: Narrative Strategies for a Contaminating Composition, 2022

Tropical House, Botanical Garden, University of Vienna, AT — July 7 – 24, 2022

Performative version for four musicians at andother stage, Studio Molière, Vienna, AT — May 10, 2023

Casa del Lago, Mexico City, MX — August 12 – September 30, 2023

Live performance by laschulas at Centro Cultural de España en México, Mexico City, MX — August 8, 2023

laschulas (Angélica Castelló, Natalia Dominguez Rangel, Lorena Moreno Vera, and Lucía Simón Medina

Of Breath and Sound is a four-channel sound installation based on a group composition written and performed by laschulas. The piece explores contamination as a collaborative practice (Lowenhaupt Tsing, A., 2015), using breath(ing) materiality as an acoustic and narrative phenomenon.

Of Breath and Sound thus delves into breath(ing)’s manifold physical, abstract, and aural layers, emphasizing its commonality, or atmosphere (Coccia, E., 2017) as the primary act of existence that is entirely dependent on and built by the life of others.

©Angélica Castelló, Natalia Domínguez Rangel, Lorena Moreno Vera, Lucía Simón Medina.